The Taste of Wormwood
By Keith McCarthy
Severn House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780727881908, 218pp.
Publication Date: October 2012
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" Will appeal to fans of John Harvey's crime novels " "Library Journal - "Arthur Meadows has just returned home from a trip to south-west Europe, supposedly bringing back a consignment of cloth, but actually bringing back something far more deadly. Meanwhile, a young Asian couple are murdered in their small house in Gloucester, the killings done with ruthless efficiency. Beverley Wharton, now Chief Inspector, does not relish the investigation of the murders: partly due to the choice of pathologist, Charles Sydenham. She would have preferred John Eisenmenger, but he has his own problems trying to work out why Arthur Meadows died so unexpectedly . . .